Combining Science and Design and Technology, this title examines the technology of musical instruments. A scientific explanation with the help of annotated diagrams and illustrations is followed by examples of instruments that produce sound in this way. Musical instruments examined include guitars, drums, oboes and pianos.
In her role as Research Development Manager for the research charity Deafness Research UK, Ade writes about research projects and new developments in science for a wide range of non-scientists, both adults and children. Among other publications, she is responsible for the scientific content on the charity`s website, which they are expanding to include interactive sections for children.
Sounds and music Shaking and scraping Beating a rhythm String Instruments Pianos and keyboard instruments Brass Woodwind The voice Musical groups Make a cardboard guitar Make panpipes Make a drum Make an oboe Glossary Topic web Index